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Panthers DE Brian Burns (shoulder) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints. Marquise Haynes started last week when Burns saw his snaps limited by a knee injury. He figures to see full-time duty this week.

Panthers DE Brian Burns entered Sunday's game with a knee injury that kept him out of the starting lineup and limited his role. He came away from it with a shoulder stinger as well. Burns played 41% of the snaps against Washington and still managed a sack and a pass deflection. We'll see about his outlook for Week 17 against New Orleans.

Panthers DE Brian Burns (knee) is active for today's game against Washington, but Marquis Haynes will start in his place. Limited playing time will obviously lower both the floor and ceiling for Burns. We'd take a shot on Eagles DE Vinny Curry over Burns in IDP lineups. Bills DE Jerry Hughes is another potential alternative.

Panthers DE Brian Burns (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. That's seems surprisingly optimistic after Burns missed the entire practice week. HC Matt Rhule said early in the week that he didn't like Burns' chances of playing. We wouldn't bet on him being available, but we'll check Burns' status Sunday morning.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule revealed Sunday that DE Brian Burns came away from Saturday's loss at Green Bay with an MCL injury. Burns had an MRI, whose results we haven't yet seen announced. Rhule told the team website that Burns will likely be questionable for the Week 16 visit to Washington, though. We'll see about the edge rusher's status throughout this week.

Panthers DE Brian Burns turned up on Thursday's injury report with a groin issue that limited his participation. HC Matt Rhule said Burns "tweaked" his groin in Wednesday's practice, according to the team website. So the fact that he was practicing at all on Thursday seems like a good sign. Rhule reportedly said he's confident that Burns will play Sunday against the Bucs.

Panthers DE Brian Burns left Sunday's win over the Falcons early with a concussion. He would up playing just a quarter of Carolina's defensive snaps. Burns did at least notch his 2nd sack of the season. We'll see about his availability for Week 6 against the Bears.

ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques reports that the Bills have agreed to a 3-year deal with DE Mario Addison. The former Panther will turn 33 at the start of the coming season, but he delivered 9+ sacks each of the past 4 years. He joins a D-line that let Shaq Lawson walk for Miami without much edge-rushing firepower remaining. Carolina, meanwhile, has 2019 rookie Brian Burns ready to seek a larger role in Year 2. Burns' playing time tapered off as his debut season wore on.

Panthers EDGE Mario Addison missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a chest injury. We'll see about his Friday participation and game status. Brian Burns would likely see starter-level playing time if Addison can't play in the upside matchup with the Seahawks.

Panters DE/OLB Mario Addison is inactive for today's game against the Titans. Addison has been away from the team dealing with the shooting death of his younger brother. His absence likely means more playing time for Brian Burns, who has seen his snaps decrease in recent weeks.

Panthers edge Brian Burns had "minor surgery" on his right wrist during the team's bye, according to Joe Person of The Athletic. Burns put in a full practice Friday, though, and didn't even appear on the team's final injury report. So he looks ready for normal playing time against the 49ers. Burns had been dealing with the wrist issue since Week 4, so he might even head into this Sunday better off than he was for the past 2 contests. We'll see whether it means anything for his playing time or production. Burns sits in high-DL3 range in our Week 8 rankings.

Panthers Edge Brian Burns (wrist), DT Gerald McCoy (knee) and S Eric Reid (ankle) are active for today's game against the Jaguars. Burns carries the most IDP intrigue among the 3.

The Panthers will face the Texans today without CB Donte Jackson (groin) and DT Kawann Short (shoulder). Both are inactive after entering the day questionable. Their absences ding a defense already facing 1 of the league's more high-powered offenses. DE Bruce Irvin will play for the first time this season. He also entered questionable with a hamstring injury. We'll see how his return affects the playing time of rookie Brian Burns. The rookie should be your IDP play for Week 4, though, in an upside spot.

The Panthers have ruled out DE/OLB Bruce Irvin for Sunday's opener against the Rams. That should mean more playing time for rookie edge Brian Burns, who racked up 4 sacks across the 3 preseason games he played. The Rams don't present a terrific matchup for his IDP upside in Week 1, but a strong outing -- and/or continued hamstring trouble for Irvin -- could mean more playing time for Burns going forward. A Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers presents attractive upside.

The Panthers spent their 1st-round pick on DE Brian Burns in the NFL Draft. Burns tallied 9.5, 13.5 and 15.5 tackles for loss in 3 seasons at Florida State, including 8.5, 4.5 and 10 sacks. Burns might need to add weight beyond the 249 he logged at the Combine before he's ready for regular NFL duty. But he should at least be a rotational factor soon in a Carolina D desperately in need of new edge talent. The DE designation will help his IDP outlook.

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